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Hardcover Tippy Toe Murder Book

ISBN: 0670847917

ISBN13: 9780670847914

Tippy Toe Murder

(Book #2 in the Lucy Stone Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. With three kids underfoot, a fourth on the way, and an oppressive heat wave bearing down, homemaker Lucy Stone is hardly enjoying an idyllic summer. But her preoccupation with swelling ankles,...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Very Enjoyable

This was my first Lucy Stone novel. I became interested in this series after I read a short story about the character in Candy Cane Murder. This book was very good. I enjoyed every page. It had a lot if surprises in the plot. Lucy is a typical mom taking the kids to school and other activities. She is one of the last people to see her neighbor before she disappeared without a trace. Twists and turns in the plot take you down unexpected roads. I think most readers would love this book. I look forward to more in this series.

A Hundred Stars Are Not Enough!!!

I absolutely loved this book! I love Lucy and her cozy family. I love Tinkers Cove, Maine. I love all the characters. Lucy is very realistic, and someone I can definitely relate to. In this book, she has 3 children and expecting the 4th. She is a good mother and wife, has a busy schedule, and crams a lot into her days. Her son goes to baseball practice; her 2 daughters go to ballet practice. She doesn't miss the kids' awards ceremonies. She is an active mother that is involved in her kids' lives. I love and adore her so much! And in addition to the cozy family atmosphere, I absolutely loved the mystery/plot/story line, which was very clever. One resident is missing; one resident is murdered. Are the two occurances related or just a coincidence? This author is a winner. I love Lucy and her family and Tinkers Cove so much, I am reading all of the books, in order, except for having read the Halloween one first. That was because it was Halloween, and I was looking for a Halloween book to read and I saw "Trick or Treat Murder" on the book shelf in the mystery section. I am so grateful that I bought it. This is absolutely the best mystery series I have ever read.

Great Diaper Bag Book!!

Loved this book for how easy it was to throw it in the diaper bag and pick it up to read when I had a few moments! Long enough to develop characters well, but short enough for us busy Moms to read through the whole thing in less than a week (in between basketball practice and diaper changes). Thanks to Leslie Meier for providing a really fun mystery that was actually full of suspense to the end. A couple of times I thought I had it figured out, only to find later there may be yet another answer out there! Great Book!


A summer afternoon is the perfect time for enjoying the exploits of Tinker's Cove murder meddling sleuth Lucy Stone, and I recently decided to catch up with three such mysteries that have been sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. So along with a blanket and some refreshments I took the first (The Tippy Toe Murder) to Forest Park, the legendary birthplace of the hot dog, the ice cream cone and iced tea at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair.Settling under a very shady tree, I opened the book to discover that the annual ballet recital of the Tinker's Cove Academy of the Dance had been scheduled for June 18. But before that can take place Caroline Hutton, the retire ballet instructor disappears. Naturally Elizabeth and Sara, Lucy's daughters, are going to dance in the recital and Lucy is planning to videotape their rehearsal. Unfortunately, it seems that the Stone video camera is the only one in Tinker's Cove and Lucy is forever loaning it to someone. This time she has loaned it to Franny Small, and when Lucy goes to pick it up she discovers that it has been used to bash in the head of the town curmudgeon Morrill Stack. Now with a missing woman and a murder, there's no way to keep Lucy from getting involved even though she is pregnant with her fourth child. As usual she is convinced the police have arrested the wrong person in the murder and she is determined to not only identify the murderer but also locate the missing woman both of which could have dire results for her. But when did that ever stop Lucy Stone?Unfortunately in this book, the domestic violence/child abuse theme that runs through it gets in the way of the plot at times. Surely not every husband and wife in Tinker's Cove are abusing one another. And while Lucy's husband Bill has always been a bit of a dolt and Maine's answer to the King of Siam, for Lucy to imagine him as a wife beater is a little heavy handed. Other than that, this book is a perfect summer reading adventure in the park or wherever you want to a lazy day.

It was a great book!

I loved every minute of this book, it was great! I highly recommend it to anyone, especially murder mystery fans. I love the way this book just starts right up with excitement instead of going on and on about the characters. My advice to Leslie Meier is: Keep Writing!
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